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Jeff Orr is a Leadership Performance Coach, Transformational Speaker, and Author. His passion is to help leaders live out their values and pursue what matters most. Connect with Jeff on his member profile, his website, or Twitter (@ExecCoachJeff).

Everything Has A Cost

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Hand with Money

On a coaching call this past December with one of my clients, we were discussing his 2014 goals for his business. He is a successful business owner and leader, very much a Type A personality, works long and hard, and loves his family. Our coaching session was fairly straight forward until he mentioned one of » Read More

The Leadership Life Cycle

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Everything has a life cycle. Plants, animals, humans, businesses, products – all have a time of birth, growth, maturity, and death. It’s the whole “circle of life” thing. Leadership has a life cycle. There is a time when a leader is “born,” a time when he or she grows, matures, and finally reaches legacy. A » Read More

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The Final Chapter

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My father was in the hospital recently for treatment for a hemorrhagic stroke due to a rare condition he has. Fortunately, the stroke did not cause any permanent damage, only a temporary 80% loss of vision in one eye. While his vision is slowly coming back, he is frustrated (understandably) dealing with what he can’t » Read More

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Leadership Lessons From Coaching 3rd Grade Girls Soccer

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I started the season with great anticipation. This was my first time coaching soccer in a league with over 6000 kids. I decided to get involved in coaching this season (like many fathers) as a way to connect with my third grade daughter. I felt a strong pull, not only for her, but for the » Read More

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Character and Competency Go Together

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Steven Covey once said, “Character is what we are; competence is what we can do. The reality is that character and competence drive everything else in the organization.” How is your team in your business or organization aligned for success? Do you have two key components that drive success? I have known many companies who » Read More

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Defiant Faith and Leadership

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You are heading full steam toward your goals and vision. You endure small setbacks and obstacles. This is all part of the leadership challenge you face each day. Undeterred, you rally your team to focus on the vision for inspiration, and the projects at hand for the momentum. You are confident that your plans and » Read More

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To See What Is Not Seen

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“Vision is the best manifestation of creative imagination and the primary motivation of human action. It’s the ability to see beyond our present reality, to create, to invent what does not yet exist, to become what we not yet are. It gives us capacity to live out of our imagination instead of our memory.” – » Read More

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When Good Working Relationships Go Bad, Part 2

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In the first part of this article, we looked at how a relationship with a co-worker can go wrong. Now, what do you do about it? How do you restore that relationship to health? 1. Own up to your mistakes quickly. Do not think time will fix the problem; it will only make things worse. » Read More

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When Good Working Relationships Go Bad, Part 1

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Leadership is a delicate balance of relationship management. Those you lead must trust and respect you. They can’t trust you until they know you – and you them. Respect comes from time spent working with, listening to, and inspiring your team. They must know where you are leading them. So, you spend time building great » Read More

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When Tragedy Strikes, Leaders Must Rise

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Tragedy comes in all forms. Some are the result of human decisions, such as making a bad investment that financially ruins a company, or a decision to take lives as we saw unfold in Newtown, Connecticut. Some tragedies are out of our control, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis. A common thread to all of » Read More

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